- With the expansion of the Jorge Chávez International Airport (AIJCh,) the country´s main air terminal will be able to double its operating capacity and carry out between one or two landings and takeoff operations per minute.
- Fort the third quarter of this year, it’s expected to award the works for the Landside, which includes the new passenger terminal, parking platforms, and access routes.
Callao, April 28, 2021. Continuing with the expansion of the Jorge Chávez International Airport, Lima Airport Partners (LAP) presented to the Minister of Transport and Communications, Eduardo González, the latest advances of the Expansion Project, which includes the New Control Tower, a Second Runway and the New Passenger Terminal.
During the tour, Minister González visited the main work fronts that are being carried out to date, which includes the second runway of 3,480 meters long and a new control tower of 65 meters-high; where massive earth movement activities are currently being carried out in a total area of more than 700 hectares. For this second quarter of the year, the first paving activities for the new runway under construction are expected. These works have been carried out by the Inti Punku Consortium.
“The expansion of the airport is progressing as planned. Despite the difficult circumstances produced by the pandemic, important milestones for the project have been met. Currently the project has 1,700 field workers, who have been working under strict biosafety protocols. The new passenger terminal is expected to be delivered by 2025,” González reported.
Another one of the constructions works visited was the New 65-meter-high Control Tower, which has 11 completed levels of the 12 that comprise it. The last three levels of this tower are intended for air traffic control (a floor that will host a large control cabin with capacity for 10 control posts and 2 technical floors that will support the operation) To date, the pouring of structural concrete has already been completed and work on the new control cabin has begun.
It should be noted that the New Control Tower represents an emblematic milestone in the construction of the New Jorge Chávez, it will allow the operation of two landing and take-off runways, optimizing air traffic control in our country. In addition, as part of the infrastructure that will support the operation of the New Control Tower, a new Rescue Station, Regulation and Transformation Center, Fauna Control Center, etc., are being built. These construction works are being carried out by the Wayra International Consortium.
“At LAP we are committed with continuing the work construction expansion. We are working on a new design concept for a new passenger terminal with a functional and efficient approach that will maximize the existing operating capacity and improve the passenger travel experience”, stated Anton Aramayo, director of the Expansion Project of the Jorge Chávez International Airport.
As reported by the authority in the transportation sector, in May this year CORPAC will be given access to the facilities of the new control tower for the implementation of equipment and installation of systems for the air navigation service. The adjacent buildings, which will support the tower’s operation, are progressing as planned.
Finally, the New Jorge Chávez is one of the main transportation infrastructures construction works that will boost the Peruvian economy for the next few years, and by 2025 the new passenger air terminal is expected to be completed.